Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Giants Victory Parade on Halloween

Buster Posey

Willie Mays

Sergio Romo
Pablo Sandoval

Angel Pagan

For the second time in 24 months I was in the crush of excitement at the Giants victory parade down Market Street in San Francisco. I stood on a stool and leaned on a tree for balance at McAllister. I saw The Beard Wilson who stood out in a pastel blue shirt on a motorized cable car but to really see the parade and partcipants up close I watched my recording later. At the office Halloween party in the afternoon there was live coverage of the speakers at City Hall until 3 p.m. and I was glad to catch that around 2:30. It's very convenient to feel the excitement of the parade only a couple blocks from the office. Market and Mission were closed all day to 9th Street so we had no mail delivery. It's been an exceptional month. I love October. Orange and black are the perfect colors ever.

Monday, October 29, 2012

San Francisco Giants Win Second World Series Title in 24 Months

Closer Sergio Romo and Buster Posey catching the Detroit Tigers in their own pen. Can you spell sweep? Congratulations champions!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Comparison of Father and Son and Mother

The top photo is Daddy Rick maybe two days old. The second photo is son Dexton Mical. The rest are Dexton's mother, my daughter. Cuteness runs in the family. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Deja vu for San Francisco Giants and a Gorgeous Day in the City

Today the San Francisco Giants begin another World Series having clinched the National League Pennant for 2012 in game 7 against the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 at home. Torture is alive and well. I loved it when the announcer said a monsoon could be hitting and the fans wouldn't even care as it poured in the 9th inning. I am so happy for the Giants and October is the perfect month to wear orange and black. Watch out Detroit Tigers.

World Series 10-24-12, 8-3 Giants
World Series 10-25-12, 2-0 Giants
World Series 10-27-12, 2-0 Giants
World Series 10-28-12, 4-3 Giants in the 10th inning

The birth of my grandson October 8 was the good luck charm for the Giants winning their second championship. Congratulations San Francisco Giants!

"The Sporting News announced today that Buster Posey is their National League Comeback Player of the Year. This is the older and more prestigious comeback award.

Posey won in a ballot of 203 major-league players. Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox won the American League award.

Posted Oct 23 at 2:41 pm"

Please add 2012. Go Giants!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Streetcar 1061

I have a favorite streetcar in the city. It's orange and dark orange. About a month ago I saw it while I was heading to Market Street and then again heading back. Today I was actually thinking about it, got to Market Street and looked across the intersection and there it was. So here's to 1061. Apparently I'm not alone in my affection. The Web is loaded with pictures of it. Here are several, coming and going. Today is the anniversary of the 1989 earthquake.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I held a newborn yesterday.

I stopped by a family with their firstborn, also a son, born five hours before my first grandchild and I got to hold him. That will have to do until I hold my own. He was light as a feather and very sweet.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

There's a Texan in the family! God bless him. He's gorgeous.

Dexton Mical
Born October 8th 2012


7 lbs 6 oz

19 inches